DVD?

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    Shadow Chaos
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    Hello I am new here but I have a question….

    I am very interested in making stop-animation films(ovbviously thats why I am here :lol: ) anyway I recently purchased a Canon DC20 that I am very proud of but When ever I try to make a “brick film” using stop animation, the camera records a little to long, such as when the minifigure moves it is too slow. I try to press the record on/off as fast as possible but I still get that lag beetween Frames….Any help?

    Thanks

    P.s. The camera records to DVD. could that be making the lag?

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    download a software called monkey jam Click here Take the pictures that u have on your camera and put them onto your computer. then on monkey jam go to file then import and import your pictures from wherever you saved them. then go to settings. Select FPS and click 15(new people usually are at 15fps) then click preview! You Should be able to see your movie! then when your done save it!

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    An Old Ore
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    The DC20 has S-Video and Composite out, but the one you want is USB to computer.

    You want to use the optics and the CCD chip in the camera, but you don’t want to use the camera itself to record, simply because most small video cameras like that don’t (usually) take single frames.

    Do what brickman81 said. Connect the camera to your computer using a USB cable and then use a stop-motion capture program to record the images using the computer. Have a read through the Resources and the FAQ (links to both can be found at the top of this page) and you will find loads of information, where to find free programs and loads of other goodies.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask in this thread….

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    Shadow Chaos
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    ok thanks! :D
    What would you recomend as a good stop-motion capture program?
    for my type of camera?

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    MindGame
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    Check Brickman’s post.

    -MindGame

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    brianfast
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    “Shadow Chaos” wrote: ok thanks! :D
    What would you recomend as a good stop-motion capture program?
    for my type of camera?

    whats the first thing he said

    #162706 Reply
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    An Old Ore
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    The good news is that the type of camera is irrelevant, so long as the software finds it. Look in the Resources for programs. Most of the ones listed are free or have a free trail version. It’s a bit hit-and-miss as to which ones will find your camera.

    If you can get microsoft netmeeting to find it then it *should* work with all the programs… (apologies for swearing)

    btw – most brickfilmers here use a webcam which usually works straight off. Some use DV cameras similar to yours so the software ought to work. I’m the black sheep as I use a security camera into a video capture card. If none of the software works, then grab a cheap video capture card and plug the S-Video cable into it. That *should* work no problems as it’s a straight video connection with little software crossover. Again, sorry for swearing…

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    Shadow Chaos
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    so brickman81,

    are you saying I should use Pictures instead of recording video?
    Because I am haveing trouble with Monkey jam, when I uploaded my video to it, it only uses the first frame and calls it a “thumb”

    #163007 Reply

    MonkeyJam allows you to take pictures with your camera.

    Although if each ‘video’ your importing is supposed to be each frame then it should work. It’ll be bumpy though.

    Use MonkeyJam to take the pictures. Hook your camera up via USB and use the program to capture the frames. That’s what An_Old_Ore was saying.

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    An Old Ore
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    Shadow Chaos – I am assigning you some homework.
    Okay, firstly, what is stop motion? Read this –> general stop motion <– then once you have read that, read about stopmotion with LEGO Bricks. On this page there are more sub-sections on the left of the page. Read through all of them.

    Then, read Hali’s walking tutorial so you can get a good idea as to how to make a minifig walk.

    These should answer a lot of your questions. If after you read all these you have more questions, feel free to post here and I’ll be more than happy to answer if I can.

    p.s. I am assuming you already know that blue word(s) are a link. Click on it and it will take you somewhere.

    EDIT: p.p.s. and to specifically answer your question, Monkey Jam is a capture program for getting indidvidual frames. The footage you already got with your video camera by quickly pressing the record button will most likely be no good to you. What you could try doing is copying what’s on the DVD in the camera onto your hardrive then pulling it apart to get all the individual frames out. Not sure what software you have or which operating system you use….

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